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Accident: 71722.015 - Employee Falls From Ladder And Is Killed

Accident: 71722.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 02/04/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1030787.01502/06/2015Discount Home Warehouse, Inc.
At 8:00 a.m. on February 4, 2015, an employee set a 13-foot portable extension l adder in the bed of his truck and leaned it against a communications line locate d approximately 13 feet above the ground. The communications line sagged approxi mately 3 feet. The employee then climbed the ladder and used a pair of bolt cutt ers to cut a communications service drop. It is believed the cable struck the l adder whipping the ladder backward and causing the employee to fall on to the co ncrete below. The employee received head trauma which put him into a coma. The employee later died form his injuries.
Keywords: communication cable, fall, ladder, struck against
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1030787.015 61 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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